Tawny Dee Niepoort Drink Me Port Series , fruity, fresh, young tawny, very easy drinking, lightly oxidative. The unusually named Tawny Dee, brother to Dum, is classically trodden and fermented with natural yeast in granite lagares. They age the wine in port pipes (pipas, 500-550 litre old wooden barrels), so as to accelerate the oxidative development. Although aged for only 2-3 years, the flavour development is excellent. Dee shows delicious fruitiness with fresh and dried fruit and a delicate oxidative nutty character. The style is not as oxidative as older Tawnies. Tawny Dee Niepoort is a great half way house for those who like Tawny but find older wines a bit too extreme. This easy Port makes a great accompaniment to a plate of cheese after dinner. Once open the wine will keep very well in the fridge for several weeks even months and still taste delicious.
|Port, Sherry and other Fortified Wine
|Other local variety, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional
|3 years in pipes
|Ready to drink, the wine will keep very well once opened, best to keep cool.